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call: stphaot quorum cal: quorum call: mr. leahy: madam president? the presiding officer: the senator from vermont. mr. leahy: madam president, i ask unanimous consent the quorum call be dispensed with. the presiding officer: without objection. morning business is closed. under the previous order the senate will resume consideration of h.r. 1, which the clerk will report. the clerk: calendar number 14, h.r. 14, an act making appropriations for the department of defense and other departments and agencies -- mr. leahy: i ask consent that further reading be dispensed with. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. leahy: madam president, i see the distinguished senior senator from new mexico on the floor, and i would yield to him. the presiding officer: the senator from new mexico. mr. bingaman: i thank my colleague, senator leahy. i would -- madam president, what is *t pending business before the senate now? is it an amendment to this legislation? the presiding officer: amendment number 3371 is the pending business. mr. bingaman: madam president, i'd ask that that amendment be set a
that had been accumulated has been dug out, but elect cal equipment will need to be replaced and rebuilt before we see the tens of thousands of riders who rely on this station traveling again. other than the destruction wrought by the storm itself, arguably the biggest impact of the storm was the loss of power. at the outage peak, approximately two-thirds of the state, two-thirds of the entire state was without power. ten days after the storm, 10% of the state was still without power. without power, these customers did not have heat despite temperatures in the low 40's. of the 40 new jersey deaths, about half were directly related to the loss of power, including oxygen machines that were shutting off, people falling in the dark, carbon monoxide poisoning from generators and hypothermia. fully restoring power was a herculean task requiring utility crews from as war away as oklahoma and quebec to help local line workers. and at this moment, our defenses are so low, it's like your immune system. when your immune system is depleted and at its lowest, you're most susceptible to getting ill. w
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